Although highlighting your hair is a much more complicated process than applying overall color, reviewers say that the Revlon Frost & Glow highlighting kit is pretty foolproof, especially if you're looking to create subtle highlights. The kit comes with a highlighting cap with strategically placed holes that allow you to create streaks, and hair is pulled through the holes with a plastic hooking tool. Some users say it is too flimsy, but metal hair hooks can be purchased separately at most beauty supply stores. Revlon Frost & Glow is available in three shades, which reviewers say look as good as professional highlights, but be aware that the whole process takes a while, and it works better if you have someone to help you do the back of your head. If you want dramatic highlights -- for example, platinum highlights in dark hair -- experts say you're better off going to a professional salon.
Prevention magazine recommends Revlon Frost & Glow, but it isn't clear if any testing was done. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com provide the best insight into consumer experience.
More than 250 reviewers at MakeUpAlley.com give above-average ratings to Revlon Frost & Glow and praise it for lifting color well. Several, however, say that the plastic hook tool is cheap and flimsy.
Review: Revlon Frost & Glow Highlighting Kit Hair Color, Contributors to MakeUpAlley.com
Nearly two dozen users at TotalBeauty.com give Revlon Frost & Glow a high overall rating. Reviewers say the kit provides salon-quality color at an affordable price. A few say the process is long, though. Overall, these users give Frost & Glow very high ratings.
Review: Revlon Frost & Glow, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of March 2009
Prevention magazine says that Revlon Frost & Glow is a gentler option for highlights, because it doesn't contain any ammonia. The highlighting kit also allows you to create subtle or dramatic streaks.
Review: Dye it Your Way, Jessica Matlin, April 21, 2008